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VAT: Fuels

March 8, 2007

Question written on 08/03/2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised from duty and VAT on private passenger automobile fuel in the most recent year for which information is available.

Answered by John Healey

The precise figures requested are not available. However, relevant data are available from following sources:Total petrol and diesel receipts and quantities consumed are published in the Hydrocarbon Oils bulletin. This can be found at:http://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bullhydroThe DTI publish data on fuel prices in their quarterly energy prices bulletin. This can be found at:http://www.dtistats.net/energystats/gep411.xlsVAT on main road fuel is 17.5 per cent.The most recent financial year for which data are available is 2005-06.